8Realms is a graphically impressive, free to play MMORTS title published and developed by Jagex, the same company behind the record breaking MMO, Runescape. 8Realms delivers a variety of MMORTS features, accompanied by high-quality graphics, detailed animations and enough activities to keep even the most hardcore of players entertained.
One of the most defining features of 8Realms is the progressive age system. All players begin at the dawn of time, an era where mankind has yet to get a foothold on the food-chain. The end-game goal is to eventually advance your civilization up through the ages until you reach futuristic, an era where mankind entered space and developed other sci-fi themed technology. It takes a lot of time and dedication to work your way up through the ages, you must first build a strong economy and keep your civilians happy before finally constructing a unique, Wonder building. Each age has a different Wonder which requires different materials to build, only by constructing these Wonders can your civilization advance.
As the leader of your civilization it is your responsibility to ensure that your population is happy and secure. In order to keep your population happy you must construct a large variety of housing options, recreational buildings and other helpful objects to make the daily life of your population a happy one. The more happy your population, the more taxes you can generate and the more productive they are. If you're not able to keep your population happy it can have dire consequences, such as civilians attempting to overthrow the throne via a revolt.
8Realms provides skilled players with further challenges by providing the option of expansion. Have you been able to advance your civilization up through the ages while maintaining a happy population? If you have you may want to look into founding another settlement. Expanding your civilization by constructing multiple settlements adds many fun factors to the game and also makes it far more challenging, but the extra resources, soldiers, gold and influence is more than worth it.
In a genre with as many games as the MMORTS genre, it can be hard to make a big impact but Jagex are hoping to repeat the great success of Runescape with their strategy title, 8Realms. The exciting array of features, almost limitless expansion options and dedicated community, 8Realms is arguably one of the most extensive MMO RTS games available.
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